Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Kurt Vonnegut's rules for reading fiction
Denver Post - 6 December, 2012
Suzanne McConnell, one of Kurt
Vonnegut's students in his "Form of Fiction" course at the Iowa Writers'
Workshop, saved this assignment
Suzanne McConnell, one of Kurt Vonnegut's
students in his "Form of Fiction" course at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, saved
this assignment, explaining that Vonnegut "wrote his course assignments in the
form of letters, as a way of speaking personally to each member of the class."
The result is part assignment, part letter, part guide to writing and life.
This assignment is reprinted from "Kurt Vonnegut: Letters," edited by Dan
Wakefield, out now from Delacorte Press/Ebury Publishing.